The Scientific Process in a Search for Lost Planets
This is an excerpt from my post on Yale Scientific's The Scope:
New planet discoveries have been coming in fast these last few years. Yesterday, The Astronomical Journal published another such planet discovery in a project I led with assistance from Dr. Jon Jenkins of the NASA Ames Research Center and my advisor Professor Debra Fischer.
Science is celebrated for its results, but the process of obtaining those results is where all the uncelebrated real work happens. This post gives the nitty gritty, behind-the-scenes details of just how science works, at least in this one case.